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Press kit - Press release - Event: Facteur D - Mission Design

Event: Facteur D

Montreal, Canada

Mission Design

For the First Time in Québec: a Competition Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Design, Architecture and Urban Planning

Montreal, Canada, 2012-10-08 - Members of the media are invited to the first edition of Facteur D (a name that eludes to the extra X factor design adds to projects). The event will take place on October 16th, 2012, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Rooms 510 to 513). Both the design professional and the client will present 47 exemplary Québec design, architecture and urban planning projects, demonstrating the economical and social benefits of design, before an international jury.

Of these projects, 7 will win the Facteur D Award in their category: architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, planning / urban design and multidisciplinary design. Awards will be announced during the evening ceremony, the Facteur D Soirée.

3 high-level conferences by internationally known architects, designers and planners will also be held during course of the day.

Must-see Events on October 16th:

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Opening Conference
The D Factor: Design, Gets Business Going
Discussion with Members of the All-Star International Jury on Added Value Through Design
See the jury members

10:05 to 11:50 a.m.
2:00 to 3:10 p.m.
47 project presentations demonstrating the economic and social benefits of design, architecture and urban planning
Presented by both the design professional and the client before an international jury
See the 47 projects in each category

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lunchtime Conference
Bridges: For an Architectural Identity
With 3 of the world’s top architects specialized in bridge design:
. Andy Bow - Foster+Partners (United Kingdom)
. Poul Ove Jensen - Dissing+Weitling Architecture (Denmark)
. Sébastien Ricard - Wilkinson Eyre Architects (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Stephen Léopold

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Conference / Book Signing
Cities For People
Jan Gehl, Architect / Urban Planner (Denmark)
In a world exclusive, the launch of the French edition of his book “Cities for People” followed by book signing session

7:00 to 22:00 p.m.
Facteur D Soirée/ Awards Ceremony:
. Facteur D Awards
. Alcoa Awards
. Fondation CLU Awards
. Jean-Paul L’Allier Award
By reservation only, places are limited

Facteur D is a Mission Design initiative with the support of
our partners
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